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Neurapraxia and numbness in hands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I woke up with tingling hands. I thought they were asleep. Now an hour later they still feel the same. should I be concerned?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello
Doctor :   let me read your query
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so may i know ur age ?
User :   37
Doctor :   and were u normal when u went to sleep ?
User :   yes
Doctor :   Do u have any other medical conditions associated ?
User :   no
Doctor :   Did u sleep in a abnormal position
Doctor :   with the hands under your head or ur body ?
User :   not that im aware of
User :   one hand under my pillow like normal
Doctor :   do u have any weakness of the body ?
User :   im a little lightheaded is all .. but i dont know if its just due to nerves
Doctor :   in that case, it seems that ur symptoms of numbness could be due to long standing pressure on the arms
Doctor :   this is a benign and is described as neurapraxia
User :   ok
User :   how long will it take to go away
Doctor :   less than 4-5 hrs
Doctor :   or even less than that
User :   iv always slept this way and this has never happened
Doctor :   probably there was some change in position this time
User :   ok thank you
Doctor :   This is noting to be worried about
User :   i was hoping not ....ive always been healthy
Doctor :   Since you dont have any weakness, and the only symptoms u r having are tingling and numbness, it willl go away
User :   ok... thanks again
Doctor :   u r welcome
Doctor :   is there anything else i can help you with
User :   no.. nothing else
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   youhave a great day
Doctor :   take care,
User :   you too
Doctor :   thanks for consulting me here
Doctor :   bye for now
User :   thanks for answering my questiion
Doctor :   you are most welcome
Doctor :   I hope i have answered them to ur satisfaction
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